- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
My Converter Hub
My Converter Hub may not be the worst cyber nightmare, but you still shouldn’t keep this application on your browser. Our research team says that this application is a browser hijacker, and it means that it modifies your browser’s settings without your permission. It requires your permission to be added to your browser, but you may not be aware of the fact that you allow this program to enter your system. Either way, now that you know this application is undesirable, it is time to remove My Converter Hub for good. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.
To tell you the truth, we’ve seen many applications from the same group before, and all of them come with a specific function that should improve your overall web experience. My Converter Hub belongs to the same group of potential security threats as Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, Search.yourinterestscenter.com, and others. So it might seem like a new program on the surface, but deep down it follows the same pattern as its predecessors, and it probably enters most of the target systems unexpectedly. It might look that this program can offer you something good, but you should definitely think twice before installing this application.
If we were to take a closer look at My Converter Hub and its official website, the program would make an impression that it really tries to enhance your computer experience, especially if you tend to work with different file formats all the time. Mycoverterhub.com claims that this application can help you convert all sorts of files into the PDF format, thus making your life easier. And sure, if that’s what you’ve been looking for, the idea that you have finally found a good file converter can be quite appealing. Nevertheless, most of the time, this application arrives when the user expects it the least.
Why does that happen? This usually happens because the official homepage isn’t the main distribution source. My Converter Hub usually comes through random pop-ups that users encounter on ad-friendly websites, and other pages that host freeware. Also, they might be bundled together with freeware applications that users download from file-sharing websites. This type of distribution method does not give the program a 100% guarantee that it will be installed on the target computer, and the user can always choose to skip the step that adds My Converter Hub to their browser. However, most of the users fail to notice that step or they simply do not think twice before clicking the Add button.
The moment this application is added to the default browser (which can be Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer), it changes the homepage and default search engine settings. Interesting, isn’t it? The program says that it is there to help you convert your files into PDFs, but it also meddles with your browser’s settings. What’s more, it clearly employs tracking cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits. So after a while, My Converter Hub will know which websites you frequent and what you usually search for online.
This information is collected in order to generate custom advertisements while you browse the web. My Converter Hub and other similar applications make money whenever you click those advertisements. While this type of scheme inherently is not malicious, you can never know what awaits you behind a third-party link, so it is not safe to continue clicking these ads. Not to mention that My Converter Hub also tends to redirect you to a modified Yahoo! Search engine page, where it displays customized search results. In short, there are a lot of security issues associated with this application, and you should not tolerate that.
You can remove My Converter Hub via Control Panel, but then you would only delete this extension from Internet Explorer. You need a separate removal method for Chrome and Firefox. Check out the removal instructions below to terminate the browser hijacker, and then get yourself a security tool that would locate other potential threats. If this program entered your PC in a software bundle, you definitely have more unwanted applications installed. So do not stop until your computer is safe and clean again. For more questions, feel free to drop us a note in the comment box below.
How to Remove My Converter Hub